Best Easy Air Fryer Main Courses And Sides

Discover the world of air frying with my selection of main course and side recipes perfect for your air fryer.

Main Courses And Side Dishes

As the demand for healthier and more convenient cooking methods grows, the air fryer has become a popular go-to appliance for achieving delicious meals with less oil and fuss.

My blogs will help you with insights, tips, and recipes to get the most out of your air fryer, ensuring that every main course you prepare is a success. From succulent meats to crispy vegetables, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you’re a seasoned air frying enthusiast or just beginning to explore this innovative cooking method, I will help discover and master a wide variety of main courses.

Whether you’re looking to create the perfect chicken, fish fillet, or vegetarian dish, my content is designed to help you easily achieve impressive results.

You can prepare main courses that are not only delicious but also healthier and more convenient than ever before.

NOTE: These recipes are made in my trusty Ninja Dual Zone AF400UK but can be adapted to any make and model of air fryer. Be mindful that temperatures and timings may differ.

What’s Included:

MAIN COURSES

Best 16 Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

Discover delicious and easy chicken dishes with my Air Fryer Chicken recipe collection.

Perfect for both air frying pros and beginners, these recipes bring out the best in your air fryer, turning ordinary chicken into amazing chicken

Gone are the days of dry or bland foods.

My collection is full of juicy, tender, and, most importantly, tasty chicken creations.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings and Thighs that give you all the satisfaction of deep-frying without the grease.

Not forgetting succulent Air Fryer Chicken Breasts that keep in their moisture and melt in your mouth.

Get ready to transform the simplest ingredients into a feast that fits right into your busy lifestyle – quick preparation, easy cooking, and clean-up that’s a breeze.

So, whether you’re craving a perfectly cooked chicken wing or a well-seasoned chicken breast, your air fryer and my easy-to-follow recipes are all you need to serve up deliciousness.

Roast chicken dinner

A Quick Air Fryer Roast Chicken Dinner

Choosing The Right Chicken For Your Air Fryer

How to Cook A Roast Chicken

Roast Dinner Sides

How To Make Gravy In The Air Fryer (Yes You Can!)

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Sweet And Sour Chicken

How To Air Fry Sweet And Sour Chicken

Sweet And Sour Chicken With Pineapple

Sweet And Sour Variations

Storing Leftover Air Fryer Sweet And Sour Chicken

Air Fryer Sweet And Sour Chicken
Air fryer lemon pepper chicken legs

Air Fried Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs

Choosing the Perfect Chicken Legs

How Long Do You Cook Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs?

How To Make Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Marinating The Chicken Legs

How To Air Fry Lemon Pepper Chicken Legs

Achieving Crispy Perfection

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Honey And Garlic Chicken Wings

How To Air Fry Honey And Garlic Chicken Wings

Honey Garlic Sauce For Chicken Wings

Tips for Success

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating

Air Fryer Honey And Garlic Chicken Wings
Air fryer orange chicken

Air Fryer Zesty Orange Chicken

Marinating The Chicken

Air Frying Orange Chicken

Making The Orange Glaze

Orange Chicken Variations

Tips For Perfection

What Pairs Well With Orange Chicken?

Stuffed Chicken Breast Made In The Air Fryer

Cooking Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breast

How Do I Cut A Pocket In A Chicken Breast?

15 Stuffing Variations

Storing And Freezing The Stuffed Chicken Breasts

stuffed chicken breast
Air Fryer Honey Sesame Chicken

Healthy Air Fryer Honey Sesame Chicken

How To Make Air Fryer Honey Sesame Chicken

Serving Suggestions

Storing Honey Sesame Chicken

How To Freeze Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken Q&A


Ninja Dual Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Can I Use Passata Instead Of Marinara Sauce?

How Do I Make Fresh Tomato Sauce?

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Tips for Perfect Chicken Parmesan

Serving Suggestions

chicken parm
chicken legs

Can You Cook Chicken Legs In The Air Fryer?

Chicken Seasoning

How To Cook Air Fryer Chicken Legs

Air Frying Frozen Chicken Legs

Air Fryer Chicken Tips

Air Fry The Best Crispy Chicken Wings

Choosing Perfect Chicken Wings

Seasoning And Marinating

How To Cook Crispy Chicken Wings In The Air Fryer

Making Air Fryer Wings Extra Crispy

How Do I Cook Frozen Wings In An Air Fryer?

Storing Your Chicken Wings

air fryer chicken wings
air fryer curry chicken drumsticks

Chicken Drumsticks In Air Fryer

Selecting the Best Chicken Drumsticks

Seasoning Options

Marinading Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks Tips

FAQs

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs (Boneless And Bone In)

Basics Of Chicken Marinades

Best Chicken Marinades

Chicken Seasoning For The Air Fryer

How To Make Crispy Chicken Thighs In The Air Fryer

Air Frying Chicken Thighs From Frozen

chicken thighs
chicken breasts

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Perfect Every Time

Choosing The Right Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breast Marinades

Cooking Skinless Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts From Frozen

Air Fryer Chicken Breast Pieces

How Do You Reheat Leftover Chicken In The Air Fryer?

3 Quick Ways To Air Fry A Delicious Whole Chicken

How To Choose The Right Size Chicken For Air Frying

Fresh or Frozen Chicken: Which is Better?

How To Air Fry A Whole Chicken

Air Fryer Herb Chicken

Lemon and Garlic Air Fryer Chicken

Air Fryer Paprika Chicken

Air Fryer Herb Chicken
air fryer chinese chicken curry

Can I Cook A Curry In The Air Fryer?

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Madras

Chicken Korma

Chinese Chicken Curry

Easy Air Fryer Christmas Dinner

Salmon Bites with Zesty Herb Aioli

Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach and Feta

Turkey Weight And Air Fryer Suitability

Turkey with Cranberry Orange Glaze

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds

Honey Glazed Carrots

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Air Fryer Mince Pie Empanadas

Rum and Raisin Bread Pudding

Christmas Feast

Air Fryer Beef Recipes

My air fryer beef recipes offer a win-win situation for even the pickiest eaters.

Get ready to enjoy the best flavours with less fat!

These dishes are light on calories but heavy on taste, as I use lean cuts of beef that air fry beautifully.

And what’s the secret ingredient?

A pinch (or a handful) of seasonings and spices take a simple cut of beef to a culinary masterpiece.

Craving something warm and comforting?

Whether it’s a rich spaghetti bolognese or mouthwatering meatloaf, these recipes guarantee the best flavours and include many cooking tips to ensure your meal is a success.

Not only are they quick, easy to make, and tasty, but they’re healthy too!

In this collection, you’ll find recipes that are so easy to air fry, giving you more time to enjoy your meals rather than slaving away in the kitchen.

Roast Beef In The Ninja Air Fryer

Choosing the Right Cut For Air Fryer Beef

Air Fryer Beef Rubs

How To Air Fry Roast Beef

Beef Doneness Levels

Reheating Leftover Air Fryer Roast Beef

 

air fryer roast beef
air fryer spaghetti bolognese

Ultimate Spaghetti Bolognese Guide For All Air Fryers

Can Mince Be Cooked In An Air Fryer?

Can You Put Sauce In An Air Fryer?

Air Fryer Bolognese Sauce

Air Fryer Bolognese Sauce For Any Basket Type Air Fryer

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Bolognese Sauce

Ninja Speedi Air Fryer Bolognese

Can You Cook Pasta In The Air Fryer?

What To Serve With Bolognese Instead Of Pasta?

Best Air Fryer Steak And Mushroom Bites

Choosing the Right Cut of Steak For Bites

How To Air Fry Steak And Mushroom Bites

Air Fryer Steak Cooking Chart

Steak Internal Temperatures

8 Serving Suggestions 

Air Fryer Steak Bites With Garlic Butter

air fryer Steak Bites Mushrooms
beef fajitas

Air Fryer Beef Fajitas

How To Make Spicy Beef Fajitas in the Air Fryer

Homemade Fajita Spice Blend

Tips for Perfectly Cooked Beef Fajitas

How To Reheat Air Fryer Fajitas

Chilli In The Ninja Dual Air Fryer

Why Air Fry Chilli Con Carne?

How To Make Chilli In The Air Fryer

Serving Suggestions

Storing And Freezing Chilli Con Carne

chilli con carne
Air fryer homemade beefburgers

Burgers In The Ninja Air Fryer From Scratch

The Right Minced Beef For Your Air Fryer Burgers

Beef Burger Seasonings and Spices

Reheating Air Fryer Beef Burgers

Cooking Burgers From Frozen In Air Fryer

How To Reheat McDonald’s or Burger King In The Air Fryer

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Meatloaf

The Best Ingredients For Air Fryer Meatloaf

How Do I Make Meatloaf In The Air Fryer?

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Air Fryer Meatloaf Glazes

air fryer meatloaf
airfryer italian meatballs


Ninja Dual Air Fryer Meatballs

How To Cook Meatballs In The Air Fryer 

How To Air Fry Frozen Meatballs

Meatball Variations

Meatball Serving Suggestions

FAQ’s

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Spaghetti Bolognese

How To Cook Ninja Dual Air Fryer Spaghetti Bolognese

Can You Cook Pasta In Ninja Dual Air Fryer?

Air Fryer Bolognese Variations

Tips for Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

Air Fryer Spaghetti Bolognese On A White Plate
air fryer steak

Quick Juicy Steak In The Air Fryer

Choosing The Right Steak

How To Air Fry Steak

Air Fryer Steak Cooking Chart

Steak Internal Temperature Chart

Herb And Garlic Butter

How To Store Any Leftovers

Air Fryer Beef & Broccoli Quick And Easy

Beef And Broccoli Preparation

Marinating The Beef

Cooking The Beef And Broccoli

Making Beef And Broccoli Sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

beef and broccoli
Cooked Air Fryer Lasagne

How To Air Fry Fresh Lasagne In The Ninja Dual

How Long To Cook Lasagne In An Air Fryer?

How To Cook Lasagne In The Air Fryer?

Cooking Frozen Lasagne In The Air Fryer?

8 Lasagne Variations

Air Frying Ready Made Shop Bought Lasagne

Air Fryer Lamb Recipes

Lamb, when cooked right, is a great dinner choice, and air frying takes it to a whole new level.

My air fryer lamb recipes are not only healthier but also brimming with rich flavours.

Using an air fryer is a game changer.

It drastically reduces the amount of fat up to 80% less fat compared to traditional methods, making these lamb recipes a smarter choice as we all know lamb can be an extremely fatty meat.

Not only is the meat cooked with less oil, but it also avoids sitting in fat, preventing it from soaking up excess grease and overall being a healthier option.

Air frying locks in all the natural flavours and juices of the lamb while achieving a crispy exterior.

In minutes, you can have a perfectly cooked tasty meat that is so tender it almost melts in your mouth.

Using an air fryer also quickens the roasting process saving you precious time and effort.

Turning the lamb once is usually all that’s required, allowing you to step away from the kitchen while dinner cooks.

Whether it’s a succulent leg of lamb, luscious loin chops, or a lamb rack, your air fryer lamb recipes will surely be a hit.

roast lamb shoulder

The Ultimate Guide To Air Fryer Lamb Roast

Lamb Pieces In The Air Fryer

Boneless Lamb Shoulder

Leg Of Lamb

Air Fryer Roast Lamb And Potatoes

Butterflied Lamb In The Air Fryer

Lamb Loin Roast 

Lamb Chops And Steaks

Lamb Air Fryer Times And Temperatures Chart

Lamb Shanks / Lamb Rack

Frozen Lamb In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Lambs Liver

How To Air Fry Lambs Liver

Liver And Onions

Liver And Bacon

How To Make Gravy In An Air Fryer

Storing and Freezing Liver

Air Fryer Liver And Bacon
Bowl Of Air Fryer Lamb Curry

How To Cook Lamb Curry In The Air Fryer

What Cut Of Lamb Is Good For Curry?

How to Make Air Fryer Lamb Curry

Tips And Tricks For Enhancing The Flavour

Storing And Reheating Your Air Fryer Lamb Curry

Air Fryer Pork Recipes

These air fryer pork recipes are converted to the air fryer giving a healthier, tastier alternative to traditional cooking processes and will save you time and effort in the kitchen.

The air fryer reduces cooking time by up to 30%, freeing up precious time and we’re all glad of that!

From succulent pulled pork to the delicious roast you can create a variety of meals.

Fancy a quick healthy snack why not try my super crunchy pork scratchings so much nicer than the shop-bought variety!

ninja dual air fryer roast pork

Irresistibly Juicy Roast Pork In The Air Fryer

Best Cuts Of Pork For Roasting

Pork Seasonings And Marinades

Air Fryer Pork Crackling

How To Cook Boneless Pork Loin Roast In The Air Fryer

Serving Suggestions And Side Dishes

Air Frying Different Cuts Of Pork

Quick Air Fryer Belly Pork Slices

Boiling Pork Belly Before Air Frying

How To Cook Belly Pork In An Air Fryer

Marinated Belly Pork

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Belly Pork FAQ’s

achieving crispy air fryer pork belly
Air fryer pork scratchings on a white plate

Air Fryer Crispy Pork Scratchings(Rinds)

Pork Crackling

Are Pork Scratchings Good For You?

How To Make Pork Scratchings In The Air Fryer

Tips For Success

How Long Do Pork Scratchings Last?

Tasty Pulled Pork In Ninja Dual Air Fryer

What Type Of Pork Do You Use For Pulled Pork?

How To Make Pulled Pork In The Air Fryer

9 Pulled Pork Serving Suggestions

Storing Pulled Pork

Shop Bought Frozen Pulled Pork In The Air Fryer 

Pulled Pork In A Bread Bun
Air Fryer Cajun Pork Medallions On A White Background

Air Fryer Cajun Pork Medallions Spicy And Juicy

Can I Use Pork Tenderloin Or Chops For This Recipe?

Air Fryer Cajun Pork

Tips For Perfect Air Fryer Cajun Pork

What Can I Serve With The Cajun Pork Medallions?

Cajun Pork Medallions Leftovers

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs In The Ninja Dual Air Fryer

Choosing The Right Pork Spare Ribs For Air Frying

Preparing The BBQ Pork Spare Ribs For Cooking

Seasoning And Marinating 

How To Air Fry BBQ Pork Ribs

Tips For Achieving Perfectly Cooked Spare Ribs

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Ribs Q and A

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Fish Recipes

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to cooking fish?

Picture this: golden, crispy coatings with soft flaky interiors—all without the guilt of excessive oil.

Let me give you a rundown on why air frying should be the way you cook your fish:

You can say goodbye to greasy fish. With air fryer fish recipes, you get that crunch minus the unnecessary grease, leaving you free to indulge without a second thought.

Fish recipes aren’t just about health; they are also totally delicious.

From moist salmon fillets to crispy breaded king prawns.

Air fryers do the heavy lifting, ensuring your fish turns out perfectly every time.

So, why not give it a go? You won’t regret it!

air fryer crispy prawns

Air Fryer Breaded King Prawns

How To Cook King Prawns In The Air Fryer

Can You Air Fry Prawns Without Breading?

Can I Cook Frozen Prawns In The Air Fryer?

Tips for Perfect Breaded Prawns

Air Fryer Cod Moist And Delicious

Air Fryer Cod Recipe No Breading

Side Dishes to Serve With Cod

Lemon & Parmesan Crusted Cod

Spicy Cajun Cod

Cooking Frozen Cod in The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cod In Breadcrumbs

Cooking Frozen Breaded Cod In The Air Fryer

air fryer cod
air fryer salmon fillet

Air Fryer Salmon Fillets Moist And Delicious

Why Air Fryer Salmon Is Good For You

Marinating Salmon For Extra Flavour

How To Cook Salmon In Air Fryer At 200C

How To Cook Frozen Salmon In The Air Fryer

Salmon Glazes

Serving Suggestions

Storing, Freezing And Reheating Salmon

Air Frying Halibut Without Breading In The Ninja Dual

How Long Does it Take To Cook Halibut In The Air Fryer?

What Temperature Do You Cook Halibut In The Air Fryer?

Air Frying Halibut

Serving Suggestions

Air Frying Frozen Halibut

Best Way To Store Halibut

air fryer halibut

Discover More

Air Frying Hub- Your Questions Answered

Fast Air Fryer Breakfast Ideas

Air Fryer Desserts And Baking

Air Fryer International Recipes

Best Air Fryer Vegetable Sides

Here, I share innovative air fryer vegetable recipes that are kitchen-tested and tailor-made for busy lives.

With foolproof tips and tricks, every vegetable is sure to please.

Say goodbye to soggy, oven-baked veggies and hello to the mouth-watering air-fried goodness.

This is the ultimate guide to air frying vegetables without excess oil and without sacrificing flavour.

Versatile and exceptionally easy to use, air fryers circulate hot air to give your vegetables that lovely golden-brown finish in minutes.

Whether it’s crispy air fryer Brussels sprouts with a balsamic glaze, sweet and spicy air fryer carrots or the perfect air fryer broccoli with just the right amount of char, the options are endless.

Imagine perfectly cooked tender-crisp air fryer courgettes and bell peppers bursting with a sweet, roasted flavour.

It’s about embracing a healthier lifestyle!

Air fryer vegetables maximise nutrition by retaining more vitamins and minerals due to shorter cooking times. Plus, the minimal use of oil minimises calories, making them super healthy.

air fryer courgette fries

Easy Air Fryer Courgette Fries

Tips for Selecting, Cleaning, and Cutting Courgettes

How To Cook Courgette Fries In The Air Fryer

Seasonings

Serving Suggestions

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Air Fryer Mushrooms 3 Ways Quick And Easily

How Long To Cook Mushrooms In The Air Fryer?

How to Cook Mushrooms In An Air Fryer

Air Frying Frozen Mushrooms

Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

Breaded Mushrooms From Scratch

Frozen Breaded Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Mushrooms
air fryer carrots

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Roasted Carrots

How To Cook Carrots In The Air Fryer

Cooking Frozen Carrots In The Air Fryer

Honey Carrots

Carrots With Brown Sugar

Savoury Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots Tips

Roast Vegetables In The Ninja Dual Air Fryer

Asparagus

Green Beans

Roast Cauliflower

Roast Peppers

Mixed Roast Vegetable Recipe

Broccoli / Courgettes / Aubergine

Best Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts And Variations

How To Air Fry Frozen Vegetables

roasted vegetables

Ways To Air Fry Potatoes

If you’re on the hunt for some spud-tacular inspiration, look no further than my potato collection!

First off, let’s talk about convenience.

Tired of waiting for the oven to preheat?

Air fryers have got your back, delivering perfectly crisp results in a fraction of the time.

From golden wedges to mouthwatering baked potatoes, I’ll show you how to turn those humble potatoes into crispy, golden perfection with a dash of seasoning.

But it’s not just about speed – it’s about health too!

With minimal to no oil required, air-frying is a guilt-free way to indulge in everyone’s favourite carb.

I’ll show you how to achieve that ideal crispy texture without the excess grease.

My collection serves up various recipes to suit every palate.

Say goodbye to bland sides and hello to a world of potato possibilities.

ninja dual air fryer crispy jacket potatoes

Crispy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

What Potatoes Are Best For Baked Potatoes?

How To Cook Baked Potatoes In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

Can You Cook Frozen Baked Potatoes In The Air Fryer?

How To Air Fry Frozen Baked Potatoes

Baked Potato Toppings

Healthy Toppings For Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes In The Ninja Dual Easy And Crispy

Best Potatoes For Roasting In The Air Fryer

Parboiling Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

How To Cook Roast Potatoes In The Ninja Dual Zone Air Fryer

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes From Frozen

Tips For Crispy Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes
potato wedges

Quick Air Fryer Potato Wedges Super Crispy

Choosing The Right Potatoes

How To Air Fry Potato Wedges

Seasoning Options

How To Serve The Potato Wedges

Sweet Potato Wedges In The Air Fryer

Crispy French Fries In The Air Fryer

Do I Need To Soak The Potatoes For Air Fryer French Fries?

Seasoning The Fries

How To Air Fry French Fries

Air Fryer Fries Cooking Times

How To Air Fry Frozen French Fries

french fries2
Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skins

Ninja Dual Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skins

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skins From Scratch

How To Air Fry Potato Skins

Air Fryer Potato Skin Variations

Loaded Potatoes FAQs

Cooking display with herbs

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Annemarie

Hi, I’m Annemarie

Having recently retired, I found myself yearning for a new project to channel my energy.

That’s when the idea struck to create a dedicated UK air frying website.

Combining my passion for cooking and the desire to promote healthy eating in busy households, I began developing a collection of recipes tailored for those seeking quick and nutritious meals.

Join me on my journey and discover delicious ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle without compromising on taste.

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